Manchester City are nine points behind Premier League leaders Liverpool after 12 matches of the season.
Yaya Toure tells Man City what they must do in January to beat Liverpool to title

Yaya Toure tells Man City what they must do in January to beat Liverpool to title

Yaya Toure tells Man City what they must do in January to beat Liverpool to title

Yaya Toure tells Man City what they must do in January to beat Liverpool to title

Yaya Toure tells Man City what they must do in January to beat Liverpool to title

Yaya Toure tells Man City what they must do in January to beat Liverpool to title
Yaya Toure tells Man City what they must do in January to beat Liverpool to title
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Yaya Toure says Man City must buy a defender in January (Image: SKY SPORTS/GETTY)

Manchester City must sign a defender in January to keep them in the Premier League title race, claims club legend Yaya Toure.

City are short on defenders following injuries to centre-back duo Aymeric Laporte and Nicolas Otamendi.

Laporte has missed the majority of the season so far and is not due back until the New Year at the earliest.

Without the Frenchman, City find themselves fourth in the Premier League table, nine points behind leaders Liverpool following last Sunday’s 3-1 loss at Anfield.

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Toure insists Man City are still in the Premier League title race (Image: SKY SPORTS)

I think it might be hard but in January City have to get a defender

Yaya Toure on Man City

Fernandinho has had to fill in at the back but Toure says he would much prefer to see the Brazilian in his natural midfield role.

He insists Manchester City are not out of the title race yet but says a defender must be the priority of Pep Guardiola when the transfer window opens in six weeks' time.

"I think it might be hard but in January City have to get a defender," Toure told Sky Sports.

“No [it's not too late, nothing is too late]. When I watch the game I don't want to blame nobody, I don't want to blame Rodrigo, he's a young player and a good player, but I think if Fernandinho was in the middle it would be really important.

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Man City have already lost three games in the Premier League this season (Image: GETTY)

"City miss Fernandinho in there, he is strong, sharp, clever and anticipates and tackles. In defence, I don’t like him much in there.

“I respect the decision of the manager because he is so clever and so smart

“They need to bring someone experienced in in defence because Laporte is injured for a long time and [Benjamin] Mendy was not there.

“Angelino played very, very well, he played very well at Anfield. I was so surprised at that young lad at left-back, it was good, I loved it.

“But in January I think City’s going to get a good defender, two defenders.”

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